HC Deb 26 April 1956 vol 551 c1970
47. Mr. Marlowe

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations whether the Royal Warrant shortly to be published to effect increases in the pensions and retired pay of Service personnel will award increases in pensions to retired personnel of the Indian Army.

Commander Noble

No, Sir. Any increase in the pensions of retired personnel of the former Indian Army will be dealt with by separate Prerogative Instrument.

Mr. Marlowe

Will it amount to the same thing or not?

Commander Noble

Yes, Sir, it will amount to very much the same thing. We hope the increases will take effect from 1st April, 1956, and be available almost immediately after the Pensions (Increase) Bill becomes law.